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       and to add to this good advice, I would suggest not immediately
downloading the latest version;
           rather wait until the kinks have been worked out.
       In this way, you should come to realize the brilliance of this
software -
           another made by these computer genius hobbyists.

From: Tom Davies <>
Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] IT Assistant
To: James Wilde <>
Cc: "" <>,

Hi :)
LibreOffice actively develops 2 branches alongside each other all the

The "Fresh" branch is the default one and tends to be more developed in
terms of new functionality and better handling of documents created by the
newer versions of Microsoft Office.  On the other hand sometimes some of
the new things do create unexpected problems.

The "Still" branch has focused on fixing problems and doesn't add new stuff
so it is sometimes better for several different types of environments.  I
install "Still" on all my colleagues' and client's machines but try to use
"Fresh" on machines that i can reach quickly and easily to revert back to
"Still" if necessary.

It is even possible to install both versions on a single machine but i find
it easier to just uninstall and then reinstall the other.  That way
whichever version is being used picks-up on the same settings = so i don't
have to reconfigure anything.

If you go to our download site you will find you can change the version to
download.  It is a good plan to have both the latest versions, one from
each branch.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

On 1 April 2015 at 09:28, James Wilde <> wrote:

The following message came in to the website forum, so I am reposting it
here, where it is more appropriate.  The sender is not registered, so
include him separately in any reply.


Hi Sir/Ma'am

   This is to raise my concern about  Libre Office. I encounter errors
that others may  encounter in the future or already been encountered by
someone else. Most of the time it hangs. I'm using version under
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and 32-bit. Kindly see the attachment for reference.

Your response is highly appreciated.


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